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What to do in the Périgord Noir?

Périgord is full of historic monuments and exceptional natural sites. Take advantage of your stay at the Green Club to visit a few castles or abbeys steeped in history: Beynac, Cadouin, Castelnaud, Fénelon, L'Herm, Les Milandes, St Amand de Coly, etc. For prehistoric enthusiasts, the region brings together many sites, caves and shelters from this period: Bara-Bahau, Cap Blanc, La Micoque, Lascaux, Le Moustier, Le Poisson, Le Regourdou, ... For unusual visits, meet in caves, chasms, villages and troglodyte sites.

We know the region perfectly and we can advise you on the best places to visit during your stay in our family holiday village in Sarlat.

The medieval city of Sarlat

This city of Art and History is ranked among the most beautiful cities in France. Capital of the Périgord Noir, it is a strategic point to discover the whole region and its sweetness of life. Walk the cobbled streets of the city center to meet picturesque restaurants, arched passages, the cathedral, mansions, its fragrant market, its aquarium, its automobile museum and many others. Its unusual charm and its many period buildings make Sarlat an ideal city for making films: “Les Misérables”, “La Fille de D'Artagnan” or “Jappeloup”.

The Castle of Castelnaud

This medieval fortress was built on a rocky outcrop. Built in the 12th century, it is a perfect example of medieval fortification. Every day of the year, you can visit this sumptuous medieval testimony and get an exceptional view of the Dordogne Valley.

The Chateau Les Milandes

In the 20th century, this castle was the home of Joséphine Baker. This remarkable building was built in 1489 and was until the Revolution the home of the Caumont family. All year round, visit this sumptuous castle, its falconry and its garden classified as a “remarkable garden”. Something to delight lovers of architecture and Joséphine Baker.

The Cloister of Cadouin

This establishment perfectly reflects the techniques of Gothic and Romanesque architecture. This Cistercian abbey is listed as a Historic Monument and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All year round, visit the Cadouin Cloister, founded in 1115. This cloister has stood up to time.

Caves and ornate shelters

The Périgord region is full of caves and ornate shelters, witnesses to the presence of prehistoric men. In less than an hour's drive, you can reach the most incredible sites in the region: Bara-Bahau, Bernifal, Cap Blanc, Combarelles, Font de Gaume, Lascaux II, Le Poisson, Pataud, Le Thot, Rouffignac and St Cirq du Bugue.

The village of Belvès

Among the most beautiful villages in France is Belvès. Perched on a rocky outcrop, between the Nauze valley and the Bessède forest, Belvès is a remarkable medieval city with seven bell towers. During your stay in this picturesque village, do not miss its Castle, the Church of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, the Church of Notre-Dame de Montcuq and the Tour des Filhols.

The village of La Roque-Gageac

In the picturesque village of La Roque-Gageac, we invite you to stroll through its cobbled streets to savor the charm and all the landscapes that this village has to offer. Discover the 14th century church and its exotic garden, the Manoir de Tarde and the local producers' market, to enjoy all the local specialties.

The prehistoric sites

In the Périgord and more particularly in the Dordogne, there is an exceptional concentration of prehistoric sites. At the reception of your family holiday village in Sarlat, we will be able to give you an itinerary to discover the most impressive sites: Castelmerle, La Ferrassie, La Micoque, Laugerie Haute et Basse, Le Ruth, Pataud and many others.

The gardens of Marqueyssac

All year round, we meet you in the hanging gardens of Marqueyssac. You will be captivated by the beauty of the gardens and the castle. On more than 6 kilometers of walk, discover more than 150,000 hundred-year-old box trees, waterfalls, a water course, free peacocks and many others. Let yourself be seduced by the calm and the beauty of the panoramas.

The water gardens in Carsac

On more than 3 hectares, the water gardens offer a delightful walk between ponds, calm waters, waterfalls, streams, aquatic labyrinth and an extraordinary aquatic flora. During your visit, you may have the chance to observe exotic water lilies and lotuses.